In the 1650s, when colonists began settling along the river, the Rappahannock withdrew from the southern bank; their weroance Accopatough deeded the land east of Totuskey Creek to settlers just before he died in April 1651. Mondayâs death was the third on the river in a nine-day period. and ads available only in our online e-Edition or in the printed Search teams have recovered the body of the kayaker who went missing Sunday afternoon on the Rappahannock River. While the search for the teenager is ongoing, it represents the third emergency on the river in eight days, with the other two resulting in deaths. A body was found near the Rappahannock River in Stafford County, Virginia, on Saturday morning, Stafford County police said. Carl died when his aircraft crashed in Deltaville. For the current week's full Rappahannock News - usually available by 9 p.m. Wednesdays - check out our E-Edition, where you can sign up for your free four-week, no-strings, no-credit-card trial subscription! He was a founder of the Save the Rappahannock Coalition. and many more news articles, Become a subscriber today! (window.jQuery || document.write("